Buddhism & Western Psychology: Fundamentals of Integration

Author: Mikulas, William

Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 14, Number 4, 2007 , pp. 4-49(46)

Publisher: Imprint Academic

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Essential Buddhism, the fundamental teachings of the historical Buddha and the core of all major branches of Buddhism, is psychology, not religion or philosophy. Essential Buddhism is described from a psychological perspective and interrelated with Western psychology in general, and cognitive science, behaviour modification, psychoanalysis, and transpersonal psychology, in specific. Integrating Buddhist psychology and Western psychology yields a more comprehensive psychology and more powerful therapies.

Keywords: Buddhism and psychology; Buddhist psychology; psychology integration

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Psychology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32514-5751, USA, Email: wmikulas@uwf.edu

Publication date: January 1, 2007

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